Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
rebuilt every four years. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and president obama's new portrait, his approval stands at 62%. his likability at 61%. but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. and today there's more 0 conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrowing limit but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget to spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they don't do the fundamental job to pass the budget. >> reporter: since richard nixon resigned, second terms have had negative starts. >> it's been a long time since we've seen an effective second term. >> reporter: the bush 43 second term plagued by iraq and katarina and scandal and impeachment. the new obama term starts with a budget confrontation. i'
Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
by terrorists for year. 17 terrorists and a french soldier reportedly killed, as well as the hostage. president obama telling congress in a letter that our military provided quote, limited technical support, and a number of american combat aircraft were in somalia air space for a short period of time. meanwhile, france calling an emergency meeting of the u.n. national security council to talk about their military action again al-qaeda affiliated terrorist ins western africa, as we get reports of the u.s. stepping in and providing the french military in that with communications, and transportation support. france, upping its military campaign in mali, hundreds of troops on the ground there as of yesterday. as french aircraft carry out air strikes, bombings, suspected terrorist camps and warehouses and islamic terror groups currently have control of a huge chunk of mali's northern territory and french leaders say action is needed to keep it from being the new hub of terror activity in north africa. new word from an airline who says their dreamliner aircraft is experienced repeated problems. japan